Did you know your iPhone can help get you robbed? My past clients didn’t until now!

Reblogger Catherine Marrone
Real Estate Agent with Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC

While I don't have an iPhone, I thought the information that Todd Clark recently shared with me was worth passing along.  If you own an iPhone and take pictures with it, read below!

Original content by Todd Clark 200311024


Seems when of my past buyers almost got robbed recently and it looks like it maybe all do to their iPhone and their iPhone camera. Now, they were very careful not to ever use FourSquare at home and they never published their address anywhere. The fact is everything they had via mail went to a PO Box at the local post office.

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But, what they didn’t realize was every picture they took with their iPhone that the uploaded was Geotagged and gave the exact location of the photo. So, when someone started watching Twitter and saw they were out and looked at their other pictures, they figured out exactly where they lived by the pictures from inside their home that now gave the exact location on Google.com.

Lucky for them, their neighbor spotted something was unusual and nothing was taken, but a window was damaged and the security and peace of mind have been violated. So, please be careful when taking your pictures on your phone and might I suggest you turn off auto-Geotagging.



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Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

Times have changed and you have to be careful about privacy for it's all but gone nowadays.

Nov 22, 2010 06:59 AM #1
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Catherine Marrone
Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC - West Newbury, MA
West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County

Hi Victor - Agreed! When something as innocent as taking a picture with your iPhone embeds data about your location into the image and you're not aware of it, that's a problem!  Overall, I think we're rather clueless how much information we're sharing about ourselves through various electronic devices.

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